100 Bible Verses about Being Kind

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 506 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 269 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 155 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV / 62 helpful votes

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 60 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:1-5 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 36 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

James 2:18 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Luke 6:35 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

John 3:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.

John 8:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Romans 12:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Acts 28:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 2:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Jeremiah 18:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.

2 Corinthians 6:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

Matthew 5:40-43 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Romans 2:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Ruth 3:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said, “May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Acts 14:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Titus 3:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Proverbs 11:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Proverbs 11:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches. A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Psalm 145:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

1 Kings 2:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother.

2 Samuel 9:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.”

2 Samuel 2:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead and said to them, “May you be blessed by the Lord, because you showed this loyalty to Saul your lord and buried him.

Genesis 21:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly with you, so you will deal with me and with the land where you have sojourned.”

1 Peter 2:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

James 3:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 11:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Proverbs 21:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Titus 3:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

Ephesians 3:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. ...

2 Corinthians 2:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ,

2 Corinthians 2:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Acts 27:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The next day we put in at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Acts 4:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,

John 13:34-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Luke 6:27-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

Matthew 5:44-45 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 63:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

Isaiah 54:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 3:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Psalm 141:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

Psalm 117:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

1 Kings 3:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.

2 Samuel 16:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Galatians 5:13-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Romans 12:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

2 Samuel 10:2-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And David said, “I will deal loyally with Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father dealt loyally with me.” So David sent by his servants to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the Ammonites. But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Has not David sent his servants to you to search the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it?” So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half the beard of each and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away.

1 Samuel 15:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.

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